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2010 NFL Draft - Top Running Back Prospects

CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Aug 26, 2009


CFN takes an early look at the 2010 NFL Draft with the top prospects to watch out for going into the season. Who are the top players at each position? Here are the initial list of the star running backs based only on pro potential.

2010 NFL Draft Position Rankings

The Running Backs


Going into the 2009 college football season season, here are the top prospects to watch out for. For now, only FBS/D-I players who'll be eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft are listed.

Rankings of the 2010 Top Prospects
- Possible 1st Rounders
- Possible 2nd Rounders

- Possible 3rd Rounders
- Possible 4th Rounders
- Possible 5th Rounders

- Possible 6th Rounders
- Possible 7th Rounders & Free Agents
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Quarterbacks
- Running Backs
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Wide Receivers
- Tight Ends
- Offensive Tackles 
- Offensive Guards
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Centers
- Defensive Ends
- Defensive Tackles 
- Outside LBs
- Inside LBs

- Safeties
- Cornerbacks
- Punters & Kickers 

FRANCHISE STARS

1. Evan Royster,  Penn State (Jr.)
2. Jonathan Dwyer,  Georgia Tech (Jr.)
3. C.J. Spiller, RB Clemson
4. Jahvid Best, RB California (Jr.)

LIKELY STARTERS

5. DeMarco Murray, RB Oklahoma (Jr.) 
6. Chris Brown, RB Oklahoma
7. LeGarrette Blount, RB Oregon 
8. Charles Scott, RB LSU 
9. John Clay, RB Wisconsin (3rd year Soph.)
10. Noel Devine, RB West Virginia (Jr.)
11. Kendall Hunter, RB Oklahoma State (Jr.)

BEST OF THE REST

12. James Starks, RB Buffalo  
13. Damion Fletcher, RB Southern Miss   
14. Stafon Johnson, RB USC 
15. Mike Ford, RB South Florida (Jr.) 
16. Da'Rel Scott, RB Maryland (Jr.)
17. Toby Gerhart, RB Stanford
18. Anthony Dixon, RB Mississippi State  
19. Michael Smith, RB Arkansas
20. Mikell Simpson, RB Virginia
21. Ben Tate, RB Auburn  
22. Andre Anderson, RB Tulane 
23. Javarris James, RB Miami
24. MiQuale Lewis, RB Ball State